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Kimball knew Hischier was headed to Bridgestone Arena to watch Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators on Monday with fellow prospects Patrick, Gabriel Vilardi of Windsor (OHL) and Casey Mittelstadt of Eden Prairie (HIGH-MN), and proposed a fake deal: “I said, ‘If you throw a catfish onto the ice, we’ll pick you first.’ ”

Hischier pondered the offer and a few more questions were asked before Kimball began winding up the conversation.

“I asked him if he had any questions and he said, 'Where can I buy a catfish?’ ” Kimball said. “That was clever.”